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6th Annual Blessings for Badges

For the sixth year in a row, a group of volunteers are coming together to help feed every first responder who must work on Thanksgiving Day in Sussex and Kent Counties in Delaware. Blessings for Badges relies on donations from local restaurants and grocery stores as well as Ladies Auxiliaries from local fire companies. In Sussex County, volunteers will gather Wednesday night at the Millsboro Fire Company at 6 pm […]

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Maryland State Police To Bolster Patrols Ahead Of Thanksgiving Weekend

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Maryland State Police beginning Wednesday are increasing patrols through Thanksgiving weekend as millions of Marylanders are expected to hit the highways. State troopers from all 23 barracks will focus on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving while conducting saturation patrols on roads with high DUI incidents. Enforcement is bolstered by funds from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. The State Police Impaired Driving […]

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Artist

George Brown, drummer and co-founder of Kool & The Gang, dead at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — George Brown, the co-founder and longtime drummer of Kool & The Gang who helped write such hits as "Too Hot," "Ladies Night," "Joanna" and the party favorite "Celebration," has died at age 74. A statement from Universal Music says Brown died Thursday in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. Kool & The Gang has sold millions of records with its catchy blend of jazz, funk […]

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Entertainment

Biden is spending his 81st birthday honoring White House tradition of pardoning Thanksgiving turkeys

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is spending part of his 81st birthday observing the White House tradition of pardoning Thanksgiving turkeys. The gobblers receiving executive clemency at a ceremony Monday are named Liberty and Bell. The 20-week-old, 42-pound birds were hatched and bred in Willmar, Minnesota, by the Jennie-O turkey company for the occasion. The turkey pardon ceremony marks the unofficial start of the holiday season in Washington and […]

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Events

Many parents don’t know when kids are behind in school. Are report cards telling enough?

Nearly nine out of 10 parents believe their child is performing at grade level despite standardized tests showing far fewer students are on track, according to a poll released Wednesday by Gallup and the nonprofit Learning Heroes. Report cards, which many parents rely on for a sense of their children's progress, might be missing the whole picture, researchers say. Without that knowledge, parents may not seek opportunities for extra support […]

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Maryland filled two new climate change jobs. The goal is to reduce emissions and handle disasters

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced two new positions on Wednesday aimed at addressing the causes and effects of climate change and other environmental threats. Moore, a Democrat, appointed Meghan Conklin as the state's first chief sustainability officer, who will focus on meeting the state's environmental goals, including reducing emissions.  He also appointed Michael Hinson to be Maryland's first chief resilience officer, the governor's office said in […]

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Classes on celebrities like Taylor Swift and Rick Ross are engaging a new generation of law students

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A South Dakota law professor who typically teaches torts and natural resources is turning his attention to Taylor Swift next semester. The self-described "Swiftie" wants to draw on music and art to help his students reconsider legal language and craft persuasive arguments. Swifties at the University of South Dakota School of Law aren't the only ones having fun. Law professors across the country are increasingly […]

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Events

State Police Investigating Single-Car Fatal Crash in Delmar

Delaware State Police are investigating a single-car fatal crash that occurred Saturday night in Delmar that left one man dead. On November 11, 2023, at approximately 11:34 p.m., a white 2006 Cadillac STS was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Whitesville Road, east of Whaley’s Road. For reasons under investigation, the driver failed to maintain control of the car and allowed it to rotate counterclockwise as it […]

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Former top prosecutor for Baltimore convicted in perjury case tied to purchase of Florida homes

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former top prosecutor for the city of Baltimore was convicted on Thursday of charges that she lied about the finances of a side business to improperly access retirement funds during the COVID-19 pandemic, using the money to buy two Florida homes. A federal jury convicted former Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby of two counts of perjury after a trial that started Monday.  Mosby served two […]

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